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Open-Source Doom 3 Comes To Android

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Published on 13 August 2012 08:03 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Oliver McFadden's Dante port of the open-source id Tech 4 engine and Doom 3 code-base has been ported to Google's Android operating system for mobile devices.

While the open-source Doom 3 can now run on Android, it's not an easy build process at this point. In addition, the performance of Dante on Android is quite poor and will take time as the OpenGL ES support is optimized in various ways, there needs to be improvements for handling Doom 3 with touchscreen input, and there isn't currently audio support within the id Tech 4 engine for Android.

Those interested in learning more about the open-source Doom 3 "Dante" on Android, see McFadden's blog post.

In related news, it looks like a Blizzard may be heading towards Tux.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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